updated 2:38 PM MDT, May 27, 2017


Controversial autism researcher tells local Somalis disease is solvable

Andrew Wakefield stands behind his hypothesis that vacinnations are linked to autism, even though other studies have discredited that theory. Wakefield recently visited a group of Minnesota's Somali community to talk about their concerns with autism. (Photo Courtesy of Liban Hussein of Somali MAITV)

Minneapolis — Minnesota Somalis worried about autism rates among their children recently invited controversial British researcher Andrew Wakefield to Minneapolis to talk to their community.

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Dr. Hawa Abdi Honored by the City of Irving, Texas, USA

Mayor Herbert Gears of Irving, Texas (left) presents Dr. Hawa Abdi Day proclamation to Dr. Hawa

December 16, 2010 (Dallas, Texas)- Dr. Hawa Abdi of Somalia was honored by the City of Irving, Texas with a proclamation declaring December 16 Dr. Hawa Abdi Day in honor of her humanitarian work. At a reception held in her honor at the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 16, 2010, Mayor Herbert Gears of Irving presented her the proclamation certificate. Mayor Gears commended Dr. Hawa for her humanitarian work in her homeland of Somalia. The reception was sponsored by Amoud Foundation of Irving, Texas, and was attended by Somali Americans from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, City of Irving council members, members and leaders from the Muslim community, and other dignitaries.

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29 Somalis Charged with Sex Trafficking in 3 States


MNT USA.-(Dillapress.com) Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio,
Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Twin Cities girls, including some who were 13 and younger, were shuffled across state lines to work as prostitutes in a wide-reaching sex-trafficking operation controlled by Somali gangs, according to an indictment unsealed Monday in federal court. Federal agents arrested 26 people in Minnesota and Tennessee Monday in relation to the case, and six more were at large.

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